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Raisin Breakfast Scones

I love love love a slow morning!! I am typically a morning person and my weekday mornings always start on 100. My brain is sharpest in the morning and my energy highest and because of that, I ensure that I make the most of my mornings. However on the weekends, I soak into the slowest and most sluggish of mornings. I wake up as late as I feel like. I stay in bed hours after waking. I then drag my feet and make something yummy for myself. I love a breakfast spread that has both sweet and savory picks. For my sweet pick, I often lean toward crepes or a loaf cake; and lately, I have really been into these yummy raisin breakfast scones.

These yellow breakfast scones are pretty common here in Kenya. They typically don’t have raisins, but I love mine with some. Because the Kenyan breakfast typically involves tea, these scones make for the perfect accompaniment. These breakfast scones may be similar to what Americans call dinner rolls.

I hope you love this one!

PREP TIME:  2HR     COOK TIME: 45MIN        MAKES:  12


1/4 cup lukewarm water

1 cup warm milk

2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon egg-yellow food color

1 cup of raisins

4 1/2 cups (572 grams) all-purpose flour


In your first bowl, pour in the warm milk, warm water, crack in the eggs, add in the molten butter, the yeast along with the sugar and salt. The water and the milk need to be warm as it creates an optimal environment for the yeast to work.

Whisk until combined.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, the raisins and the food color. I chose powder food color for this as it was the one I found and it was pretty cheap too (sh23). However your preferred liquid yellow color would be great too.

Once the dry ingredients are mixed, create a little hole in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients. You can see this form the video at 3.06.

Mix with a mwiko and once roughly combined proceed to knead for 15 minutes. If you are using a kneading hook, the kneading will take 8 minutes.

The dough should be soft, but not sticking to your hands. If it is still sticky, knead a few more minutes and it will be as elastic as needed. You can see the texture at 3.51.

Now, the waiting game begins!

The part that takes time is the rising; the baking is really brief in comparison. As the dough is rising, you can work on other things in your household. The dough will double in size.

Once done, let this rest and rise for an hour. After the first rise, divide into 12 balls and place them on a greased pan, and allow them to rise for another 45min.

After that, brush some egg wash over their top and bake them in an oven for 20 minutes at 190ºC. The purpose of the egg-wash is to allow the top to brown.

Your oven should also be pre-heated before the baking begins. I briefly explained preheating on this twitter thread.

I had mine warm and straight out of the oven and they were delightful! I enjoyed the bouncy softness of the scones. The soft sweetness of the raisings made them even more of a delight to have.

I enjoyed mine with sone tea. And on the days after, they were super delicious with some eggs and bacon. A batch can last about 5 days, stored in a container at room temperature. But to be honest, judging by how delicious they are, they are likely to be eaten long before that!

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Happy Wednesday.

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  1. Sarah

    Tried it this morning,it’s delicious.I did it without raisin.sorry I don’t like raisins.Kindly show us how to make white bread both sweet and not sweet.bless you

    • Kaluhi

      I’ll work on a bread recipe some time this year

  2. Lilly

    I made these over the weekend and I have been loving them for breakfast each day! They are so tasty and filling. 🙂

  3. Marta

    I loved how the yellow food color made the scones bright and cheery on top of them already being delicious. I didn’t have raisins, but I substituted dried cranberries and was not disappointed.

  4. Krys

    I really loved these breakfast scones! I’ve made it twice, and most recently I swapped out the raisins for dried cranberries and they worked just as well! Perfect to make ahead of time to enjoy throughout the week for a quick breakfast on the go.

    • Kaluhi

      You Know what, next time I am making these I will for sure use dried cranberries! Happy you loved this!

  5. Jazz

    Perfectly fluffy and delicious and I LOVE raisins so added a few extra. I’ll be making these again thanks!

    • Kaluhi

      A lil extra aint hurt nobody!!! So happy you enjoyed!

  6. Taneisha

    I love these scones!! They’re such a treat to have in our house & everyone that pops in while we have them fall in love!! Definitely making again!

    • Kaluhi

      They will be bomb each time round! Thanks for giving this a shot!

  7. Shani Whisonant

    Scones can be so intimidating, and you did a fantastic job of creating an easy and delicious recipe! The raisins added a perfect touch to these scones; it was the perfect addition to this classic treat. Thank you so much!

    • Kaluhi

      Thrilled to know the recipe made it easy for you!!!

  8. Jessica

    I made these over the weekend and they barely lasted through Sunday. Making them again to bring to the hostess on Thanksgiving for breakfast the next day. They are so delicious!

    • Kaluhi

      They do taste better the next day!

  9. Britney

    I’m a morning person too and these scones made for the perfect treat with my morning tea! They were nice and fluffy and the raisins added a nice texture and flavor to the scones!

    • Kaluhi

      So so happy to know you loved them! The texture really is amazing!!

  10. Abdul Rashid

    I guess this will be an addition to my breakfast menu. 45 minutes used to prepare this healthy and tasty breakfast is good. I will try the scones with tea.

    • Kaluhi

      That’s so amazing Abdul! You will enjoy them each time!

  11. whoiscall

    Great article!

    • Kaluhi

      Thank you!

  12. Anna

    Made this today and my house smells like bakery (I love that smell).Thank you for the recipe as always

    • Kaluhi

      Ahh I know that aroma too well!! Glad you loved it!

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